The fashion world is promoting nude shoes. I understand immediately what color that is, and I know the shoe should blend with the tone of my skin to bring less focus to the feet and more to my pretty dress (which I wore a new one on a date with my husband last night and … Continue reading From the archives of LaTorre parenting philosophies
Last Sunday we arrived home from Waco just in time for Jack to get to his riding lesson at the stables. It was the most perfect afternoon with clear blue skies, tshirt temperatures, and there was this unavoidable sense of energy with all things coming to life which can only be Spring. The horse I … Continue reading A lesson from Nature.
“make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and work with your hands just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on any body.” 2Thess 4:11-12 Ok, so I’m not exactly quiet, but … Continue reading A bible verse I cling to…
There is a time for everything. I am a follower of Solomon when I have a problem to solve. I especially enjoy ecclesiastes because he wrote it at the end of his life, and reflected back on the whole experience giving a wise perspective. He’s the author of “a season for every activity under heaven”. As … Continue reading Meet our New Children!
We hadn’t seen our oldest son since Christmas so a month ago Donny and I determined to find a weekend where the whole family could visit him on campus, meet his friends, go to his church and of course supply his refrigerator. He ran a half marathon in the morning and met us for lunch. … Continue reading Our Baylor Bear
The other night my ambivalent cat chose to sleep as close to my lap as she’s ever come to snuggling me in the two years that I’ve asked her to be my lap cat. She slunk toward my hip stepping high through the puffy down comforter and settled herself tightly against my body within reach … Continue reading The Power of Pause
I received a letter from Pastor James in my email box, and while that used to rouse up some confusion and other strong emotions because I had been told so many lies about him, now it is a welcome and happy surprise. They are doing very well at the church and the children are happy … Continue reading News from the kids in Uganda